The actor used his towering height and broad shoulders to portray the bionic body of the evil Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy.

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He built the online shoe and clothing retailer into a billion-dollar business and led revitalization efforts in Las Vegas.

Hailed as one of the finest violinists of her era, she left the limelight to raise her children.

A onetime carpenter, he turned to crafting songs and had several Top 10 country hits.

His refusal to give up his seat at a bus-terminal restaurant led to a landmark Supreme Court case and sparked the 1961 Freedom Rides through the South.

He was convicted of stealing papal documents in 2012 and served two months in a Vatican jail before being pardoned by Benedict.

The urbane investment banker helped right the finances of major U.S. cultural institutions, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, before guiding the World Bank from 1995 to 2005.

Peerless on the soccer pitch, he was profligate and profane off it. He led a lifestyle of toxic excess while competing in four World Cups and coaching Argentina in one.

He won in 1989 amid hopes that he would stanch racial conflict, only to lose the office four years later as ethnic tensions continued.

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He was an indefatigable assistant to legendary resistance leader Jean Moulin.

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He starred in 14 feature films by Ray, one of India’s most acclaimed directors, including “The World of Apu,” “Charulata” and “Days and Nights in the Forest.”

He helped spark a viral fundraising effort that has raised more than $220 million worldwide.

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He was chief judge of the D.C. Court of Appeals, the District’s highest court, in the 1980s.

A writer of extraordinary range and productivity, she was also one of the world’s first well-known transgender public figures. Her book “Conundrum” was an international best seller.

He helped lead the Dolphins to a 17-0 season in 1972, then had a falling out with coach Don Shula.

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A prominent civil rights lawyer, he served under President Bill Clinton as solicitor general.

He forgave and befriended his grandmother’s murderer and became a nationally known advocate for the abolition of capital punishment.

He came out of retirement to serve as the senior U.S. diplomat in Libya in 2012.

He ran a one-man music-publishing shop from the basement of his D.C. home and meticulously transcribed hundreds of John Coltrane’s saxophone solos in an effort to preserve jazz history.

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He served as ambassador to Washington in the1990s during Syria’s on-and-off peace talks with Israel.

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